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Author Topic: American A321 at Dallas on Apr 16th 2021, multiple lightning strikes  (Read 356 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N540UW performing flight AA-665 from Dallas Ft. Worth,TX to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 170 people on board, was climbing out of Dallas Ft. Worth's runway 17R when the aircraft received a number of lightning strikes prompting the crew to stop climb at about 13,000 feet, descend to 10,000 feet and subsequently returned to Dallas Ft. Worth for a safe landing on runway 17R about one hour after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED MULTIPLE LIGHTNING STRIKES, QUITMAN, TX.", stated the aircraft received unknown damage and rated the occurrence an incident.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Dallas Ft. Worth on Apr 21st 2021, but is estimated to return to service on Apr 21st 2021.

On Apr 21st 2021 The Aviation Herald received information that apart from the weather radar being knocked out by the lightning strike it appears the left engine (V2533) was out for about 30 seconds after the lightning strikes and re-started.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 09:16:07 AM by KB4TEZ »